Open Letter to the Chefs of Tomorrow

Lima Declaration
In my post Monday, I included some of the discourse of the New Nordic Kitchen Manifesto that has helped direct and align the efforts of Rene Redzepi at Copenhagen’s Noma. I also underscored the impact of the Manifesto on our own cuisine here in the Lowcountry if we were to apply the same precepts. As if to reinforce that, I came across the 2011 Lima Declaration made by a group of chefs tagged the G9 (or G8, as Heston Blumenthal was absent due to prior commitments.)
Basque Culinary Center chefs included Ferran Adriá, Yukkio Hattori, Massimo Bottura, Michel Bras, René Redzepi, Gastón Acurio, Alex Atala and Dan Barber. In unison, they authored and signed this Open Letter to the Chefs of Tomorrow:

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